Tuesday, April 28, 2009
AGITATE! EDUCATE! ORGANIZE!
AGITATE! EDUCATE! ORGANIZE! American Labor Posters
Lincoln Cushing; Timothy W. Drescher
An ILR Press Book
2009, 216 pages, 8 1/8 x 10 1/2, 268 color photographs
In Agitate! Educate! Organize!, Lincoln Cushing and Timothy W. Drescher share their vast knowledge about the rich graphic tradition of labor posters. Lavish full-color reproductions of more than 250 of the best posters that have emerged from the American labor movement ensure that readers will want to return again and again to this visually fascinating treasury of little-known images from the American past. Some of the posters were issued by government programs and campaigns; some were devised by unions as recruiting tools or strike announcements; others were generated by grassroots organizations focused on a particular issue or group of workers-all reveal much about the diverse experiences of working people in the United States.
See review by Michael McGrorty.